Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association


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who Provides a Safe Environment for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual Clients in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas


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  • Social engagements with other gay and lesbian professional organizations such Southern California LGBT Association
  • Reduced fees for parties and events
  • Networking opportunities with other health care professionals
  • Invitiations to special LAGPA events JOIN NOW!

We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!

Latest News & Classifieds
(February-March-April-May 2016 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: NEW 2016 ACTIVIST BOARD (page 2)
  2. Statements from Current & New Board Members About What LAGPA Means to Them (pages 6-7)
  3. Meet Your New Board Members (page 13)
  4. Articles and Headlines:
    • Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at 67 (page 15)
    • A letter About Dying, To My LGBT Communities (Page 16)
    • Noted Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer Dies at 83 (page 18)
  5. Past Social and Educational Events (photo collage):
    • Winter Social (page 25)
    • Booth at Finding Freedom Conference in Palm Springs (page 27)
    • 20th LGBTQI Conference Nov 2015 (pages 28-29)
  6. Classified Ads (page 31-33)



Calendar 2016

July 7-17

Outfest booth as Community Supporter

Aug. 14

Summer Pool Party with SCLMA and LGBT Bar at the home of Liliane McCaine

Oct. 2

“What Forgiveness Can Achieve.” RJ Molligan

Oct. 15

LACPA booth

Oct. 29

Models of Pride Booth USC

Oct. 30

“Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist” Peter Chirinois & Caroline Shahbaz

Nov. 13

21st Annual Conference

Dec. 10

Winter Social at the home of new SCLMA president Robert Chang

Jan. 13-15, 2017

Finding Freedom Workshop booth (Palm Springs)



Click here to see what we did in 2015 and 2014


21st Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Date: November 13, 2016
Antioch University
Los Angeles, CA

Greg Cason, Ph.D.The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twenty-First Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the Masters in Psychology/Clinical Psychology LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 13, 2016 in Culver City, CA at AULA and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS, and CAADAC. Approximately 100 professionals are expected to attend.

For our twenty-first anniversary conference, we wanted a truly special speaker. Dr. Greg Cason is best known as “Dr. Greg” from the Bravo series “LA Shrinks”— the controversial docu-series that dramatized the interactions between a therapist’s office and his real life. He appears regularly as a psychological expert on The Nancy Grace Show and has also appeared on many TV programs including The Jeff Probst Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and other news features. His expertise was also featured in documentaries specifically about the gay community such as The Butch Factor, The Adonis Factor, and The Gift. Most recently, he provided expert psychological analysis in The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story. His writing includes an often-irreverent psychology column for the gay community called “Off The Couch” in print and on-line versions of Frontiers magazine and his sometimes-controversial views have been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, People, and other publications. Dr. Cason currently teaches in the psychiatric residency at UCLA and is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive therapy with a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the LGBT community.


  • 2016 Press Release PDF


LAGPA is accepting proposals for our Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The topics should focus on LGBT clients and the knowledge needed by therapists to better serve this population. Click here to download descriptive document.


Approximately 100 professionals attend our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.

Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart


Watch for announcements. Typically these will be available early August. You may review last year’s brochure to see our exciting program. Being a LAGPA member saves you over 25% on entry fees.

  • 2015 Brochure PDF (allow 20-30 seconds for the very large document to download to your computer)


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